Lewis A. Berns — 1945-2022
Lew Berns was born and raised in Chicago. He was admitted to practice law in Illinois in 1975 where he ultimately became Managing Attorney for a large law firm that specialized in insurance products and professional liability policies. While in Chicago, Lew raised three (3) children who he was very proud of; 2 boys and a girl. He was also the proud grandfather of a grandson and granddaughter.
Lew practiced law in Chicago until moving to Florida in 1985 and was admitted to practice law in Florida in 1984. He held multiple Managing Associate and Senior Associate positions in the Fort Lauderdale, Miami area. In addition, Lew gave many speeches on law and medicine in the 1980s.
In 2006 he met his wife Daria. They moved north to Edgewater, Florida. They had a very happy life together and became members of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church where he became a Commissioned Stevens Minister, Adult Education instructor for a weekly Bible Study at the Church.
In March of 2011 Lew became “of counsel” with the law firm of Chiumento Law, PLLC before retiring in June of 2020. He specialized in personal injury cases. He was also a Certified Supreme Court Civil and Family Mediator and a member of the Trial Bar for the Southern District of Florida.
His family at Chiumento Law will deeply miss Lew. Besides bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Firm, he also became a good friend to all.